Question 1 of 15

Where is the story "Ghost Knight" set?


A far too bustling place for old knights




Rumour has it that there are many haunted places in Edinburgh, however it is not the setting of Ghost Knight


Nope, though it is a haunted place, too

Question 2 of 15

Who guards Jon from the malicious knights?

William Hartgill

No, he has no energy left for battling.

Lord Stourton

Good heavens, no! He is the one who is after Jon...

William Longespee

Yes, the brave AND sad knight William Longespee.

Edward Popplewell

He indeed is a good house warden, but by no means a brave knight.

Question 3 of 15

Who did Cornelia think of, when she created her story character Ella Littlejohn?

Of herself when she was a little girl

Cornelia was an adventurous girl, yes, but that's still not the right answer.

 Of Hermine Granger

No, though she is also an endlessly brave girl.

 Of "the Wild Chick" Charlie

Cornelia would not base a character on one of her other book characters. They should all be distinctive

Of Ella Wigram, the daughter of a friend

That's the right answer. Ella read several versions of the story, and of course Cornelia asked Ella's permission to be part of the story

Question 4 of 15

What does Alma Popplewell smell like?

Cigarette smoke

Why, no! The boarding school is a non-smoking area.

Potato soup

Very tasty. But I'm afraid it is not the right answer.

Washing powder

Maybe she does the pupils' laundry, but one can't smell it.

 Lavender soap

Right. So much that it nauseates Jon.

Question 5 of 15

Who are Jon’s boarding school roommates?

Ron and Harry

Jon certainly would like to have them as roommates, but Ron and Harry are part of another story.

Bonnie and Clyde

Te-hee! You mix up centuries...

Stu and Angus

True. Stuart Crenshaw and Angus Mulroney

Prosper and Bo

Those two enjoy the freedom in the back alleys of Venice

Question 6 of 15

Who is "the giant" in Salisbury Cathedral?

Sir John Cheney

Yes! A 21" thighbone, found in his tomb at Salisbury Cathedral in the 18th century, puts his estimated height at 6 feet 8 inches.

William Longspee

There is a taller knight to be found at the Cathedral.

William Hartgill

His bones are rather to be found at Kilmington.


Definitely not

Question 7 of 15

Wellington is...

... the little dog of Zelda’s friend Alyce

Yes, that's his name. And Cornelia's close friend Elinor Bagenal has a dog named Wellington, too.

... the name of Zelda’s favourite liqueur

It is not even known if Zelda has a soft spot for liqueur.

... one of Stourton’s ghostly servants

None of them is called Wellington.

... Zelda’s favorite toad

If one of Zelda's toads bears that name, we will never know.

Question 8 of 15

Where was William Longspee’s heart buried?

At Stonehenge

Well, Ella, Jon, and Zelda went there in search for the buried heart, but they did not find it.

In the graveyard at Kilmington

Many hearts are buried here, but Longespee's is not.

Well, in his tomb, where else?

The answer is NOT that easy

On the Choristers’ Island

Absolutely right. The island which is not an island, but only a little hill on the grounds of Jon's boarding school.

Question 9 of 15

What does the seal show, that Longspee gave to Jon?

Longspee's initials

That would make sense, but it is not the right answer.

A unicorn

No. But "four legs" points you in the right direction.

A lion

Yes, correct answer. The lion is the heraldic animal, which is also displayed on Longespee's shield.

A toad

No way! There are way too many in and around Zelda's house.

Question 10 of 15

What hangs in the staircase of Jon’s boarding school?

An old cane

Fortunately it’s 30 years since the use of corporal punishment was outlawed in British state schooling.

The portraits of several bishops

Right answer. They hang there because the school building originally was the Bishop's residence.

A fire extinguisher

Sure, fire extinguishers must be accessible at all times, but it is not mentioned in the book

A portrait of Richard the Lionheart

Would be an eye-catcher, granted, but the bishops do not leave room for the old king.

Question 11 of 15

Why is Jon haunted by Lord Stourton and his "ghostly helpers"?

By reason of his descent

Exactly. Jon's mother' maiden name is Hartgill, and vicious Lord Stourton had sworn to chase all Hartgills down.

He saved Ella from the ghost knights

If at all, Ella would help saving Jon.

He spat on a picture of Stourton

Even though Stourton had deserved it, Jon's decency prevents him from doing so.

He danced on their graves

Not possible, for in the beginning Jon does not even know who Lord Stourton and his servants are.

Question 12 of 15

What does Jon call his mother’s boyfriend?

The Beard

Yes, that's how he calls the unshaved dentist.

The Bore

Well, from Jon's perspective he definitely is, but it is not what he calls him.

The Moustache


The Bard

It is not mentioned in the book, that the dentist is a passionate singer.

Question 13 of 15

What should you not bring up in the presence of Jon’s roommate Angus?

His baby-blue autograph book

Maybe he hides one under his pillow, but the story does not mention it.

His mother’s sticking-out ears

Possible, but the book does not give away, if his mother has bat ears.

His morning body odour

Ok, sleeping under a mountain of fluffy toys might influence morning odour, but Angus is not a skunk at all.

His dog print pajamas and fluffy toys

Right. You better do not, if you don't want to "feel a Scottish hug"

Question 14 of 15

How does Zelda Littlejohn, Ella’s grandmother, look like?

Like a ghost

Why, no! Zelda is alive and kicking.


Close. But that's not what Jon thought.

Like an old bat

Well, no. Though she is sometimes a bit quirky (batty), she has nothing in common with those "flittermice".

Like an owl

Yes, that's what Jon thought when he met Zelda for the first time, because Zelda has a small head, frizzy grey hair, and oversized glasses sitting askew on her nose.

Question 15 of 15

What is Jon's history teacher Mr. Rifkin so passionate about?

Napoleon Bonaparte

Rifkin's nickname is Bonaparte, but not because of his admiration for the military leader, but his general interest in military stuff plus his vain attempts to comb his sparse hair over his bald skull

The chanting of the choristers

Rifkin would rather prefer sabre-rattling over choral music.

The fashion for periwigs of the English nobility

No. That powdered head covering is not Mr. Rifkin's cup of tea.

Long-ago wars and historic battles

That's right Battle line-ups, military strategies, and huge armies excite Mr Rifkin so much that he sometimes breaks the chalk while sketching on the blackboard the deployment of troops in some famous military encounter or other.

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